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on peer-to-peer dynamics in politics, the economy and organizations
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Our future of abundance—and joblessness - Yourstory.in

Our future of abundance—and joblessness - Yourstory.in | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Technology advances are making amazing things possible: we finally have a chance to solve the problems that have long plagued humanity such as hunger, disease, energy, and education.
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Open-sourced blueprints for civilization

Open-sourced blueprints for civilization | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Using wikis and digital fabrication tools, TED Fellow Marcin Jakubowski is open-sourcing the blueprints for 50 farm machines, allowing anyone to build their own tractor or harvester from scratch.
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Balancing net equality and net neutrality - The Hill (blog)

Balancing net equality and net neutrality - The Hill (blog) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Ensuring that minorities have access to the Internet is crucial to the economy.
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Wasting Time on the Internet 101 - The Atlantic

Wasting Time on the Internet 101 - The Atlantic | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Stupid cat videos? Pointless tweets? Copying others' work? That's all fair game in this University of Pennsylvania class.
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The smartest cities rely on citizen cunning and unglamorous technology - The Guardian

The smartest cities rely on citizen cunning and unglamorous technology - The Guardian | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Ignore the futuristic visions of governments and developers, it’s humble urban communities who lead the way in showing how networked technologies can strengthen a city’s social fabric
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TED's Chris Anderson Proposes New Rules for Email

TED's Chris Anderson Proposes New Rules for Email | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Do you feel like you're barely keeping your head above water as the tide of emails in your inbox rises? Follow these ten rules.
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British shoppers are the meanest in the world - Telegraph.co.uk

British shoppers are the meanest in the world - Telegraph.co.uk | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

British shoppers are the meanest in the world when it comes to buying products which are environmentally friendly or help poor communities, new research has found.

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The Uber CEO's Secret To A $10 Billion Company: Good Timing

The Uber CEO's Secret To A $10 Billion Company: Good Timing | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
It'd be nice to think your startup's success is something you fully control. But Travis Kalanick, founder of several startup flopsand the uber...
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Ralph Nader's holiday reading for agitated mind - Middletown Press

Ralph Nader's holiday reading for agitated mind - Middletown Press | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Editor’s note: Here are a selection of 10 books published this year that are recommended for those who have leisure time throughout the holidays.
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Micro-Factory: “smallest photochemical factory in the world”

Micro-Factory: “smallest photochemical factory in the world” | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The future is small, but strong for film. After reading more about ADOX, and how they make their film now, I have to say I am really impressed. They made the downsized gracefully. They believe in...
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Google: Europe's Favorite Villain - New York Times

Google: Europe's Favorite Villain - New York Times | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Europeans and Americans disagree on how to balance freedom of speech versus privacy. But don’t dismiss the right to be forgotten as European angst.
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How Clear Is The Future Of Google Glass? - TechCrunch

How Clear Is The Future Of Google Glass? - TechCrunch | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Some ideas are ahead of their time. There is no question that the wearables market is taking off with the proliferation of health monitors, pedometers and..
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Hacking for Innovation with Elliott Masie - Big Think (blog)

Hacking for Innovation with Elliott Masie - Big Think (blog) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Today's featured Big Think interview is about hacking... but probably not the sort of hacking you'd expect. Learning expert Elliott Masie explains how Hackathons can help teams develop creative solutions.
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David Hain's curator insight, December 22, 2014 1:14 AM

Need to be more disruptive in 2015? Consider a hackathon.

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What really inspires millennials to live more sustainably? - The Guardian

What really inspires millennials to live more sustainably? - The Guardian | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
As businesses struggle to find ways of coaxing consumers into choosing more environmentally friendly products, technology is helping measure millennials’ perceptions and actions on sustainability
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Religion’s smart-people problem: The shaky intellectual foundations of absolute faith

Religion’s smart-people problem: The shaky intellectual foundations of absolute faith | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Should you believe in a God? Not according to most academic philosophers. A comprehensive survey revealed that only about 14 percent of English speaking professional philosophers are theists.  As for what little religious belief remains among their colleagues, most professional philosophers regard it as a strange aberration among otherwise intelligent people. Among scientists the situation is much the same. Surveys of the members of the National Academy of Sciences, composed of the most prestigious scientists in the world, show that religious belief among them is practically nonexistent, about 7 percent.
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End of the Facebook Revolution - Bloomberg View

End of the Facebook Revolution - Bloomberg View | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
At Russian authorities' request, Facebook blocked an opposition rally announcement. Its willingness to do so shows that activists worldwide can no longer count on it as a platform.
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Noam Chomsky (2014) "Nation-State Is An Artificial Construct"

Full Interview -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7UtwZD4c-A Date - September, 2014.
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We Need Schools to Be Different

We Need Schools to Be Different | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

As Clay Shirky has noted, we currently are living through 'the largest expansion in expressive capability in human history.' We no longer live in a world where we passively receive information that is broadcast out to us by large, centralized entities. Instead, we now live within multidirectional conversation spaces in which 12-year-olds can reach audiences at scales that previously were reserved for major media companies, large corporations, and governments. We all now can have a voice. We all now can be publishers. We all now can find each other's thoughts and ideas and can share, cooperate, collaborate, and take collective action. Time and geography are no longer barriers to communicating and working together. 

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Five steps to success in the sharing economy

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In August 2014, we released research projecting that five ‘sharing economy’ sectors – peer-to-peer accommodation, car sharing, peer-to-peer finance, music, TV and video streaming, and online staffing – could potentially generate global revenues of...
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The Utopia of Rules » Melville House Books

The Utopia of Rules  » Melville House Books | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Where does the desire for endless rules, regulations, and bureaucracy come from? How did we come to spend so much of our time filling out forms? And just how much are our lives being ruined by all this nonstop documentation?
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Atlas hid: Uber has set up a decoy office to keep drivers away from its shiny new HQ

Atlas hid: Uber has set up a decoy office to keep drivers away from its shiny new HQ | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

As Pando reported earlier this month, Uber’s office on Mission Street has been a focal point for protests by drivers. At first the company tried to keep the barbarians (read: people who make the company worth an estimated ten billion dollars) from the gates, sending firm reminders to drivers that they were not permitted to visit Uber zentrale. When that only seemed to make drivers more pissed, and make Uber look even more like the grand Randroid experiment I’ve previously described it as, the company tried a different tack: doling out bagels and coffee to disgruntled cabbies before shooing them away.

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Silicon Valley now Unethical Valley - BDlive

Silicon Valley now Unethical Valley - BDlive | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Pioneering tech firms now viewed with suspicion, writes Lucy P Marcus
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Why Can't Healthcare Wearables Get You Out Of Work? - Forbes

Why Can't Healthcare Wearables Get You Out Of Work? - Forbes | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Earlier this year, Nintendo unveiled the first few details of its new line of “Quality of Life” that will be released in fiscal 2015.
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The Internet Of Things Is Not A Shiny New Toy - TechCrunch

The Internet Of Things Is Not A Shiny New Toy - TechCrunch | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The Internet of Things is the latest, greatest new buzzword du jour and every major technology company, industrial manufacturer, big retailer and health..
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A Low-Cost Open-Source Metal 3-D Printer

A Low-Cost Open-Source Metal 3-D Printer | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Technical progress in the open-source self replicating rapid prototyper (RepRap) community has enabled a distributed form of additive manufacturing to expand rapidly using polymer-based materials.
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